• (a) A person commits an offense who by means of coercion:

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-16-508

      • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

        • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

        • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
        • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

      (1) Influences or attempts to influence a juror in the exercise of the juror’s official power or in the performance of the juror’s official duty; or

    • (2) Influences or attempts to influence a juror not to vote or to vote in a particular manner.

  • (b) A violation of this section is a Class E felony.